Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano
Charles Emmanuel of Savoy (24 October 1770 – 16 August 1800) was a Prince of Savoy and later the Prince of Carignano between 1780 and 1800, and the paternal grandfather of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of a united Italy.
|Charles Emmanuel of Savoy|
|Prince of Carignano|
|Born||24 October 1770|
Palazzo Carignano, Turin
|Died||16 August 1800 (aged 29)|
|Spouse||Maria Christina of Saxony|
|Charles Albert, King of Sardinia|
Elisabeth, Archduchess of Austria
|Father||Victor Amadeus of Savoy|
|Mother||Joséphine of Lorraine|
He was a son of Victor Amadeus II, Prince of Carignano and Joséphine of Lorraine, and a fifth-generation descendant of Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano, founder of the Carignano line of the House of Savoy.
Charles Emmanuel died three years after his marriage in a French prison. He had fought against the French in the First Coalition War, but had made peace with the Republicans after the abdication of Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia. Soon after he became a suspect and was imprisoned in the Citadel of Turin. From there he was moved to Dijon and then to Chaillot in Paris, where he died. He was buried at the Basilica of Superga.
- Biography (in Italian)